Hastings Museum: A Stellar Destination Current Planetarium Shows |
 |  
Home » Planetarium » Current Planetarium Shows

 

night_sky
153699901
517215821
163354299

Confused between Ursa Major and Aquarius? Or Taurus and Orion? Not sure if that bright light in the evening sky is Mercury or Venus? And what about the space station … can you really see it from your backyard? Come to the Hastings Museum Planetarium and experience The Sky Tonight to discover answers to all these questions and learn about the major constellations visible when the sun goes down tonight.

Other full dome films are shown daily – just check the list and schedule below. Note that all regularly scheduled full dome Planetarium shows are free with paid admission or membership to the Hastings Museum!

Now Showing

The Sky Tonight

Wednesday – Sunday at 3 pm

See which constellations, comets, and other heavenly bodies will be visible in tonight’s sky. You’ll also receive information on current astronomical events such as eclipses. The Sky Tonight is presented in both a live format with planetarium staff, and as a digital full dome show.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.


From the Earth to the Universe

Showing Wed-Sun at 2pm through September 22

This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.


Mexica Archaeoastronomy

Showing Wed-Sun at 2pm | Opens September 25

Through impressive immersive scenarios, “Mexica Archaeoastronomy: between space and time” illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicans used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people.

Available for Spanish bookings! Call today.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.


Sunstruck

Showing Saturdays in September at 6pm

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.

It’s FREE for Members. Included in Museum Admission for Non-Members.